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Continuous Improvement Engineer

Company: Cobham
Location: Lansdale
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Job Ad Template OU.LOCATIONContinuous Improvement Engineer:Responsible for delivering Value Improvement Process cost savingsand driving lean engineering management of manufacturing throughoutthe organization; partner with leaders to identify improvementopportunities and drive improvement projects that support and alignto strategic business objectives; engage function leaders andemployees in focused lean engineering effort; conduct current stateValue Stream analysis of customer needs and business priorities -identify and deliver on strategy improvement opportunities thatresult in cost savings; analyze and evaluate process improvementideas and techniques using a variety of computer software programsto facilitate development of lean LRP (long range planning) strategyand vision; utilize advanced improvement methodologies to driveresults towards achieving our VIP (value improvement process)target; serve as lean resource, champion and subject matter expert;support employee training and development efforts; perform trainingon lean tools, including Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, ProblemSolving, 5S, Material Flow, SMED, etc.; facilitate Kaizen events andmanagement projects across multiple businesses; work to establishand improve standard work, management systems, and key businessprocesses.Lean Facilitation Skills:The Lean Facilitators are expected to achieve substantialresults in a variety of areas of operational excellence throughreduction of waste. They are a respected leader in the organizationand successfully advocate continuous improvement. Outcomes ofthe role's impact will include:Organizational achievement of sustainable strategic objectives,including those relating to:Lead time reductionsOn-time deliveryCost savingsQualityManufacturingMaturity of the culture of continuous improvementEfficiency and effectiveness of manufacturing processes,business processes, and thinking processesIn this role, key responsibilities will be:--- Leading all phases of continuous improvementprojects using formal methodologies including DMAIC, PDCA, DMADV,Kaizen events and RCCA (root cause corrective action)--- Capturing, qualifying and prioritizing theimpact of continuous improvement ideas --- Translating strategic objectives intooperational plans --- Teaching, mentoring, and coaching others in theorganization in the topics of continuous improvement and eliminationof waste--- Engaging with individuals throughout theorganization, including manufacturing personnel, engineers,executives, and professional staff to drive continuous improvementactivitiesKey Leadership Competencies and Measures:--- Ability to deploy knowledge and skills attainedin a lean accreditation program--- Can lead and achieve improvements without director formal authority--- Demonstrates ability to drive waste out ofcomplex and sometimes ill-defined situations--- Willing to dive into details when necessary andget your hands dirty--- Works effectively across traditionalorganization boundaries of function, position, and other differences--- Works well in team environment, with soundnegotiation and people solving skills --- Moderate and adaptable analytical skills --- High emotional intelligence with respect toorganizational change--- Comfortable and proficient with the MicrosoftOffice Suite (excepting Access)Minimum Requirements: --- Minimum of 2-4 years' related experience with aBachelor's Degree--- 3 years' experience using lean tools, includingKaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving, 5S, Material Flow andSMED.--- Ability to travel 10% --- This position requires access to technology,materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws ofthe US. Hired employees are required to provide proof of USCitizenship. --- Security:Preferred Requirements:--- Accredited Lean Facilitator or equivalentcertification--- Experience in Aerospace & Defense field--- Bachelor's degree in either IndustrialEngineering or Manufacturing Engineering--- 3 years manufacturing engineering experience. --- Demonstrated success as a change agent--- Experience in the development of lean LRP (Longrange planning) strategy and visionSecurity:All applicants must be a U.S Citizen or U.S Person as defined byITAR (a lawful permanent resident or someone who is a protectedindividual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3)). In order to beeligible for positions requiring a Security Clearance, you must be aUS Citizen.About Us:Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in thedevelopment, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace anddefense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients andpartners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technologythey need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity andpassion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empoweringculture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plansfor the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding,exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer andembraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy ofCobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants andemployees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham willrefrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against,employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclosetheir compensation or the compensation of other employees orapplicants. Category: Engineering , Keywords: Continuous Improvement Engineer

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